A 27-year-old female asked:
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Can rheumatoid arthritis cause raynaud's syndrome and can raynauds syndrome be fatal?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Not directly: Raynauds can be present on occasion in patients with RA although I am sure you can say one causes the other. It is not fatal.
Answered on Nov 19, 2017
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